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>> local lawmakers are criticizing a proposal to cut funding for counterterrorism. obama to reconsider. >> reporter: this proposal is a potentially crippling punch in the gut to count terrorism efforts and they are determined to see the funds restored. >> a $90 million cut is un-con shunnable. >> we need the congress to step up. they've been very good but not here. this is a huge mistake. >> reporter: senator charles schumer, mayor de blasio, and fire and police commissioners called out washington and the obama administration, attacking the white house after the proposal to cut counterterrorism funding from $600 million to $330 million. here in new york, the projected
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$180 million to nearly half that. >> the loss of this funding would be quite crippling. it's not just important. it's an absolute necessity. >> reporter: the mayor says cuts would make new york vulnerable to terrorists. >> they want to take us down and we need every tool to protect ourselves. >> reporter: the funding is needed for radiation detectors, and extra patrols at major transportation hubs. many commuters say the law enforcement presence is a must. >> we're a target. it's a target. newyork, you know, is a target. so, you know, the cut is disturbing. >> if any money should be invested it should be in that. look at what happened at 9/11. >> schumer is pledging to cut the funding restored. >> reporter: schumer reached out to officials within the
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and they say the cuts are justified because there's leftover money from last year's budget. schumer says that the budget will likely be voted on in committee sometime this spring and they have until october to get the funding restored. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. apple is under fire for refusing to help authorities track down terrorists. police want to break into an encrypted phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. apple is challenging the fbi to oppose hacking into an iphone. the fbi is hoping san bernardino terror suspects -- locked iphone can answer questions about the terrorist attack. the high schooling orders apple to disable the security feature that automatically erases all data if an incorrect password is entered 10 times.
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to break the pass code without running the risk of data loss. apple's ceo talked about it in a recent interview. >> there have been people that suggest that we should have a back door. but if you put a back door in, it's for good guys and bad guys. >> reporter: cook called the judge's ruling dangerous and said the company plans to challenge it. >> these companies whether they mean to or not are making it easier for terrorists to do their devilish acts. >> the mayor and police commissioner speaking and saying no device should be beyond the reach of a court ordered search warrant. >> we increasingly blind for terrorism purposes and for general law enforcement purposes with the new devices
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make them more secure >> reporter: the ruling only calls for special code to disable the security feature on farouk's iphone. he surrendered accompanied by his mother and pastor. he suffering from mental illness and autism. she warned the bus driver her son was experiencing an outburst and she asked to be let off the bus before the incident escalated. as reported yesterday, many commuters are using a twitter hash tag to voice their cancellations. >> reporter: the long island railroad reported good service across the board for the morning rush. but this rider knows that can quickly change.
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we all deserve better. >> reporter: since the report about rider grievances, more liwr riders have taken to twitter, complaining to the railroad and some to governor cuomo about what they see as service. this commuter wrote quote signal problems two to three times a week. where is my fare money going? another delayed commute on the liwr. not surprised. we brought the concerns to the governor this morning. >> reporter: what can you do in the short term to ease frustration for riders experiencing recent delays and cancellations? >> talk about expensive. we're spending $26 billion on a capital plan for the npa part of which is the long island railroad.
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wants to add a third track between here and floral park and hicksville but completion could be years down the line. commuters want relief now. weather related signal problems were reported this week. and last week a problem with one of the four items. >> every week there's issues. it's gotten worse. >> reporter: a spokesperson says surveys have consistently polled overall customer satisfaction at over 90%. but on the toughest weather days there can be problems. there's always room for improvement. some riders believe the railroad is doing the best it can. >> overall, i think it's pretty sufficient. >> it does strive to get better every day. andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. we reached out to see what can be done. they have not yet responded.
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at 5:00. president obama says republicans have no constitutional grounds to refuse to vote on a supreme court nominee. the standoff to replace antonin scalia -- president obama says he'll nominate someone with an outstanding legal mind and it's the senate's responsibility to vote on that person. >> i intend to do my job between now and january 20th of 2017. and i expect them to do their job as well. >> his chair is draped in black. his funeral is scheduled for saturday. now to campaign 2016. the presidential candidates are focusing on south carolina primary. donald trump is far ahead in the polls with the other candidates vying to score second place. >> reporter: donald trump
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carolina and offered his get out and vote message. >> doesn't matter who you're voting for but just go and vote. i don't feel that way but just go ahead and vote if you're voting for me. rubio called for the party to unite behind one candidate. >> if we're still fighting with each other in september we lose. the spirit of the primaries has to end and someone has to be able to bring us together. >> further behind is jeb bush. he's holding three town hall meetings to try to win over the voters. voters were told to ask themselves a question. >> who has the leadership skills that have been tested to make sure that person has the steady hand to deal with the challenges going forward. >> ted cruz, marco rubio, and -- a town hall.
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nevada caucuses on saturday. and a new cnn poll today shows hillary clinton and bernie sanders virtually tied in the state with 48% and 47%. a bumpy ride for airline passengers in detroit. two planes get a little too tails. plus we're used to seeing hugging babies. yesterday we saw a different side of the holy father. why was he so upset in this video. and a mailman calling foul over a group of turkeys that attack. >> foul -- [ laughter ] >> we're not looking at storms this afternoon. but we'll see chilly temperatures settle back in.
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two airplanes collided at detroit's metropolitan airport. a passenger snapped a photo. the wing of one plane clipped the tail of another. the southwest airlines plane was parked on a deicing pad. an american airlines plane was directed to the area and the planes touched. pope francis is visiting a prison and a stop at the texas
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he's the first pontiff to visit the u.s., mexican border. adriana diaz has more. >> reporter: pope francis will celebrate mass in juarez today. >> the plan is after the mass that he will walk up to the fence and to offer a personal prayer for migrants. >> reporter: on tuesday, the pope displayed a rare show of anger. he scolded an admirer after the person pulled his robe so hard that he nearly fell down on a child in a wheelchair. he told the person not to be selfish. he addressed 45,000 young people. it's hard for youth to feel valued when they've lost so many loved ones to violence. one person shouted we love you pope francis. >> gracias. >> not everyone is happy that
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diversion. how many people do you think are unhappy? 10%, 20%? >> i think a little bit more. they think that the money >> reporter: the hash tag i don't want the pope to come has appeared on twitter. this man said the estimated $10 million spent for the visit should go to education, health, and employment. millions of others disagree and turn. a fixture in the long died. he gained national fame as part of the god squad. they brought their message to television audiences for a quarter of century. he was just 69 years old. one of the world's most
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up about life behind bars. he feels like a zombie. turkeys terrorizing the suburbs. a new jersey mail carrier calls for help. and john elliott has the
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a new role for the duchess of cambridge. kate middleton is working as a guest editor at the huffington post to raise awareness of mental health issues. when kate walked in the staff was in place, ready to work on the edition. the dutchess wrote that she and prince william would not hesitate to seek help. there's no shame in a child suffering from mental illness. el chapo is complaining that life behind bars is too rough. according to his attorney, he says guards wake him up every two hours which feels like torture. he's getting so little sleep that he feels like a zombie. he escaped from prison last year and was rearrested last month. he'll eventually be extradited
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a mail carrier was forced to call for help. >> reporter: they are frequent sights in bergen county back yards. >> they've been pretty mellow the last couple of months. >> reporter: wild turkeys went from mellow to malevolent. >> reporter: police were called to rescue a mail carrier after a band of birds surrounded the truck. >> he was concerned that they would go after him. >> reporter: officer tom smith knew what to do. he sounded a siren and the birds scattered. >> reporter: hillsdale, new jersey is not the only place where mail carriers are crying foul. >> search the web and you'll find video after video. turkeys have a thing for mail trucks. and for mail carriers. doug cody in grand haven michigan carries a stick to
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>> they run after me and attack me. >> reporter: he's glad his mail got through. >> neither snow, sleet, rain, or turkeys kept him from delivering the mail. >> reporter: and he has an entertaining story to tell perhaps over a glass of this. >> those mail carriers. let's get to the forecast and see what to expect in the next couple of days. what's a group of turkeys called? >> turkeys. >> nope. you at home -- >> gaggle? >> it's a rafter. a rafter of turkeys, not a flock. everybody is checking. that can't be. this cannot be. upper 30s, low 40s. yesterday we were in the 50s. and yesterday all that lift in the atmosphere and the heavy rain, none of that. it's just cooler and gray and gloomy from the weather watchers, let's just have fun with the pointer.
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and it's a german short haired pointer. and thanks for this. this is a 5-month-old little bee jon i believe. he wants to play but it's too chilly. and don't forget, we have pitchers and catchers. let's play ball for the mets. it's not florida like out there. we've got the clouds and the clouds keeping us a little cooler. definitely cooler than yesterday and seasonal. cloudy and 39 and wind out of the northwest makes it feel cooler. around the area again, monticello, 28. we have readings around 40. these numbers compared to yesterday, no shock from 10 to 20 degrees colder than it was yesterday. so it's going to be a cooler day today around where we should be if we talk on a few degrees. 67 and five below. the records. we're hoping for a little bit of sun.
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to budge. that may cap off the atmosphere. there's a chance for a stray snow shower. it's relatively quiet through the end of the week. just the next few hours. the possibility of a brief and passing snow shower. and then it's quiet and cool. tomorrow morning a heads up. we could see wind chills in the city, 15 to 20 degrees. that's cooler than this morning. there's more wind and colder air in place. and some single digit wind chills possible. and mary mentioned earlier. a big swing. we're at least 10 degrees above normal as we work through saturday and sunday. there's a chance for a few early showers on saturday. and then it's relatively quiet. cooling off today. here comes the cold air, brisk beauty setting up for the day tomorrow. and watch for increasing clouds friday. and a chance for a late day shower and a little sleet mixing in.
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and then pretty nice into the weekend. >> good weekend. >> gorgeous. to find out the weather any time download the cbs new york weather app. get the forecast, check live radar and send us your weather pictures and video. it's free and available in the i tune store. america's top dog takes a tour of the city hours after winning best in show. i drive a golf ball. i drive to the hoop. i drive a racecar. i have a driver. his name is carl.
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we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto . xarelto is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. you know, taking warfarin, i had to deal with that blood testing routine. i couldn't have a healthy salad whenever i wanted. i found another way. yeah, treatment with xarelto . hey, safety first. like all blood thinners, don't stop taking xarelto without talking to your doctor, as this may increase your risk of a blood clot or stroke. while taking, you may bruise more easily and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. xarelto may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines. xarelto can cause serious and in rare cases, fatal bleeding. get help right away for unexpected bleeding, unusual bruising, or tingling. if you have had spinal anesthesia while on xarelto , watch for back pain or any nerve or muscle related signs or symptoms. do not take xarelto if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding.
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or dental procedures. before starting xarelto , tell your doctor about any kidney, liver, or bleeding problems. xarelto is the number one prescribed blood thinner in its class. well that calls for a round of kevin nealons. make mine an arnold palmer. same here. with xarelto there is no regular blood monitoring and no known dietary restrictions. treatment with xarelto was the right move for us. ask your doctor about xarelto . ah, smell that air. yeah. smells good. really good. oh, hold on. i gotta stop. why? i gotta get home and wait for the cable company. k, but we just left your house. oh my gosh, great workout. no, this is your house! we at time warner cable need to apologize to you. we no longer offer an excuse to get out of your morning run. we're making a bunch of changes at time warner cable. now you can choose a one-hour arrival window, and our new tech tracker feature will alert you with a text or email with your technician's name and photo
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coming up tonight at 5:00, a huge step for science. we take you inside the lab making living tissue with the help of a 3-d printer. and then at 6:00, a mother's love inspires a new kind of shopping cart coming to a store near you. hows the changing lives. those stories and much more on cbs news beginning at 5:00. 14 legged friend is the toast of the town. >> the best in show dog is the german short haired pointer. >> there's the big announcement. there's cj but you can call him top dog. best in show at this year's westminster dog show.
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199 breeds and varieties. and winning is in cj's bloodline. in 2005 his grandmother won best in show. and you can see him absolutely thrilled with the victory. >> focused. >> i love the breeder, trainer. she seemed so excited. >> and she said as much of a pro he is in the ring he likes to play and get dirty and play with the kids. >> that's it for us. thanks for joining us. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. have a great afternoon. 'll be en . go! steve kroft from "60 minutes." yo, how you doin'? what did you mean by that? mr. president, what do you know? that's a very good question. i know it is.
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>> dylan: patty wanted to warn me. that's why she broke out of fairview the night of the fire. she wanted to warn me. and when i asked her what it was that she wanted to tell me, if it had something to do with why she killed dr. anderson -- >> paul: d-dylan, look, i appreciate you looking for some reasonable explanation for what happened. but patty's beyond reason. she's beyond logic. she doesn't even remember being in dr. anderson's office. >> dylan: okay. all right. but if patty had a reason to be worried or frightened -- >> paul: she's always frightened. listen, her mind, her brain, has been attacking her for years, torturing her, turning her in to this person who does these horrible things. >> dylan: [ sighs ] >> paul: i have been where you are, trying to make sense of it, and, trust me, it cannot be done. so save yourself the misery. [ door opens ] >> dylan: ah. look who it is. >> paul: hi, you guys. >> sharon: hi.


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